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cram for (something)

To study for a test shortly before it is to happen. You might have gotten a higher grade if you didn't cram for that exam at the last minute.
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cram into (something)

To shove something into something else (which often cannot contain or accommodate it). A noun or pronoun can be used between "cram" and "into." I tried to cram a jacket into my suitcase, but it just wouldn't fit. We were thrilled to reach our destination after being crammed into a tiny car with each other for hours.
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cram with (someone or something)

To fill something with more than it can reasonably hold or accommodate. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cram" and "with." Because this room is just totally crammed with people, we're moving everyone into the auditorium. I had crammed my suitcase with so much stuff that I couldn't get it to close.
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cram for an examination

 and cram for a test
Fig. to study very hard for an exam. I have to go cram fora test now. If you would study during the school term, you would not have to cram.
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cram someone or something into something

 and cram someone or something in
to stuff or crush someone or something into something. Can you really cram seven kids into that car? He crammed in his clothes and closed the drawer.
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cram someone or something with someone or something

to fill someone or something by stuffing with someone or something. You won't be happy till you cram all of us with cake and ice cream. He crammed his drawer with his socks.
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in. to study hard at the last minute for a test. If you would study all the time, you wouldn’t need to cram.
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Secondly, cramming indulges students' brain in the same kind of uniformed activities that hinder the process of the germination of new neurons.
Thirdly, he said, watching out the cramming process physically was a must.
In a series of studies, Sommer found that almost all students (even successful ones) reported at least some cramming for exams, that most students reported cramming more in college than in high school, and that most students did not begin serious study for final exams until the week before finals began.
Research has explored some of the possible costs and benefits associated with procrastination and cramming suggested by R.
We must enact legislation to ban third-party businesses from cramming charges on phone bills.
After sifting through reams of data, Xigo also provided the Commerce Committee with a list of more than 600 vendors that are engaging in cramming.
They're taking a proactive approach to cramming by automatically removing the charges from the customer's bill if there is a discrepancy," says Anderson.
We call ourselves the DECA dorks,'' joked Jackie Moses, a 15-year-old junior who said she and her teammates have essentially been living with each other over the past couple of months, while cramming.
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During the 90-day cramming crackdown, Pacific Bell also will not allow providers under the moratorium to begin billing for any new products or services.
Our goal is to significantly cut cramming complaints in 90 days, and we ultimately hope to soon eliminate it altogether," said Dick Oxler, Director Billing and Collections for Pacific Bell.
Pacific Bell introduced the new Web page to make it more convenient for customers to register their slamming and cramming complaints and to allow Pacific Bell to handle consumers' complaints more efficiently.
The new brochure includes information on slamming, cramming and new forms of phone fraud.
The company also applauded the Federal Communications Commission for bringing the telecommunications industry together and fostering national guidelines aimed at eradicating cramming.
Since the problem emerged late last year, Nevada Bell has been educating its customers about cramming prevention tips and early this year started implementing a number of aggressive measures to fight cramming.